Birth defects and newborn conditions
UF Health pediatric surgeons are expert in birth defects and newborn conditions including:
- Abdominal wall defects, including gastroschisis and omphalocele
- Adrenal gland tumors and neuroblastoma
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) – UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital leads the nation in CDH survival. Patients with left CDH, liver-down, have a 99% survival rate at UF Health. Right CDH survival is 92% and 75% of patients with left, liver-up, survive to discharge (not counting those who suffer from additional highly-severe anomalies). Learn more about this special program.
- Congenital pulmonary malformations (CPAM and CCAM)
- Duodenal atresia
- Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula
- Hirschsprung’s disease
- Imperforate anus
- Intestinal atresia
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Neonatal tumors
- Ovary tumors, uterus tumors and disorders of sexual development
- Prenatal diagnosis and expert counseling and planning
- Pulmonary sequestration
- Sacrococcygeal teratoma
Acute & Traumatic Conditions
UF Health pediatric surgeons treat children suffering from a variety of acute and traumatic conditions, including:
- Intestinal malrotation
- Intestinal volvulus
- Trauma and burns
- Pyloric stenosis
UF Health pediatric surgeons are specially trained to treating the following general surgery conditions in babies, children and teens:
- Breast lesions and tumors
- Childhood tumors – Wilms tumor, neuroblastoma, sarcomas and others
- Endocrine conditions – thyroid cyst and masses, adrenal tumors and ovarian masses
- Feeding tube insertion
- Gastric motility issues – UF Health specializes in treating children suffering from gastric motility problems that range from benign conditions such as constipation to more serious conditions such as achalasia, Hirschsprung’s disease or chronic intestinal pseudoobstruction. Learn more about our special program.
- Head and neck abnormalities – masses, thyroglossal ducts cysts and branchial cleft cysts
- Hernias and hydroceles
- Inflammatory bowel disease – UF Health pediatric surgeons are experts in treating children with all types of colorectal problems, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Learn more about our IBD surgical program.
- Intestinal obstruction, adhesions and tumors
- Pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum – UF Health pediatric surgeons have performed over 200 chest wall reconstructive procedures, including extensive experience with Nuss procedure.
- Pediatric thoracic surgery – UF Health pediatric surgeons care for all pleural and lung diseases in pediatric patients, including
- Undescended testicles
Other pediatric surgical services are provided by additional UF Health experts:
- Pediatric plastic surgery is provided by a fellowship-trained pediatric plastic surgeon at the UF Health Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center.
- Pediatric thoracic and cardiovascular surgery is provided in cooperation with the UF Health Congenital Heart Center to provide exemplary care to children of all ages with heart problems. They also provide treatment for children who have inhaled objects or who have thoracic deformities or airway lesions.
- Pediatric transplantation is provided through the UF Health Shands Transplant Center.